Thursday, 25 September 2014

3 things to do on National Dog Week

Hiya everyone!

The last part of September is dedicated to dogs.
Happy National Dog week!

Of course we all know that every day is dog (and cat) day for us pet lovers, but it is nice to have a week of dedication.

I was reading the history of National Dog Week on
Sugar The Golden Retriever's blog.
It appears that this has been around since 1928!
Something I definitely did not know.

National Dog week was launched by Captain William Lewis Judy 85 years ago.
The week was established to help create responsible dog owners.

"It's more than just a week, it's a mindset." 
~ Quote from National Dog Week Facebook page.

 3 activities to do with your dog during Dog Week :

1) Go for a hike!

Hiking is a great activity to do with your dog on any day, but this week, take you and your dog(s) to a new spot, and do some exploring!

2) Buy a special treat for your pup. Something they don't get on an every day basis. Such as a deer antler. 
Deer antlers are great for your pets teeth, PLUS have tons of nutrients.

3) Put some time aside to do something special with your dog.
If your dog likes car rides, maybe take them somewhere special. Go to a park and have a picnic, or take a trip to the dog park.

Do you have plans for National Dog Week?
Please share them with us in the comment section!

See you tomorrow for Friday's Pet Parade blog hop.

This post was part of our Thoughtless Thursday blog hop.
Hosted by my fluffy pal, Ruckus the Eskie, and
co hosted by me, from Love is being owned by a husky!

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  1. Bentley and Pierre are getting on demand belly rubs this week. Okay they get them every week, but I tell them Happy Dog Week when I do it now. BOL!

  2. Mama bought us some special snickerdoodle cookies yesterday! How cool is that?? They are special snickerdoodles...made for dogs!! We also have been going on extra long walks along the water...which we LOVE!!

  3. Hi Y'all!

    Have a fun and special week!

    Y'all come by now,
    Hawk aka BrownDog

  4. All three sounds good to us and but I might get extra longer in the park and maybe a few more snacks so can't complain. Have a tremendous Thursday.
    Best wishes Molly

  5. You get a whole week? A WHOLE week? A whole week of hangin' with the peeps and doin' fun stuff? Ever lucky. Bet you're havin' a great time.


    1. Yep! I know. Technically I think it should be "pet week" but since the whole thing is to promote responsible dog owners, I guess that wouldn't work :-/

  6. We are really hoping for continued nice weather so we can get some extra walks in this week. And Mom says she has a big box of treats to drop off at our local shelter.

    Woos - Phantom, Ciara, and Lightning

    1. Oh that's great! I bet those shelter pups will be thrilled!!!

  7. great tips and October is such a good month for dog outings not too hot and not too cold. We used to walk in the woods regularly but ticks are so bad in our area now that even with prevenatative and all natural spray we go in and ticks are all over us last time they were swarming in and out of our ears and all over mom and dad two, it took three hours to get them off that was two years ago and we haven't really gone into the woods since. We just hate ticks

    retro rover

    1. wow!!! that must have been a horrible experience!!!! I have never seen ticks that bad!!! wow!
      The fleas in my area have been bad this year. Despite the preventative. So I battled them a few times through the summer :(

  8. Every week is really dog week at our house, but Mom hopes to take me for a fun photo shoot outing tomorrow. We will see if it works out. Have fun spoiling the pups!

  9. I think we'll find a new place to hike this weekend. Plus, with Mauja's birthday we'll be doing tons of celebrating!

    1. Nice! I can't wait to hear what you do for Mauja's bday!

  10. great suggestions my furiend! Happy National Dog Week! xoxo

    1. Thanks Caren! Happy National Dog week to you too!

  11. Great ideas! We're supposed to get some summer weather back this weekend, so I'm hoping we can take the dogs swimming one last time (just need to get the hubby motivated...lol).
    Lots of wags and woofs from the crew at Wag n Woof Pets

    1. Oh I know! It has been super warm here the last few days!!! It has been wonderful!
      I can't say the huskies are too thrilled, but I sure am!!

  12. I was thinking about taking Veruca out for a hike without the Ava and Steeler. Sometimes the she likes to be the center of attention, and sometimes I just have to make her the center of attention. Happy Dog Week!

    1. That is such a great idea!!! I bet she would love that!

  13. WOW! We haven't heard of National Dog week! We read something on Destiny's dog blog about national pet memorial week. I wanted to do a post on it, but I don't have any recent passes.
    Great post! Sharing :)
    ❀Siamese Smothers and Tuxie Tickles❀ from Mikko and Jax at Happiness is Siamese!

    1. Yep, it is a super special week dedicated to our dogs!

  14. I did not know about this! Thank you!


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